Matt's Monsters is an animated series produced in 2009 and broadcasted by Disney Channel.In a World where monsters live freely among the humans and cause trouble, a boy called Matt Average runs a monster hunting company to help the people from the tranquil city of Joliville. He will tag along Bruce, his over-enthusiast father; Dink, his friendly monster pet; and Manson, the laid-back GothicGirl Next Door. Together, they form the Average company, which will give the dangerous monsters a run for their money.
Evil Twin: Straight and subverted. One episode reveals Dink had an evil identical cousin who held a grudge against him for overshadowing him throughout his life. However, at the end it's revealed that Dink was not his cousin and that there is a third Dink-like monster somewhere.
Nightmare Fetishist: Manson loves everything related to monsters and creepy things, to the point she enjoys actual nightmares. Matt is a less disturbing but equally valid example, as according to his father, the only way to put him to sleep when he was a baby was showing him monster films.
Punny Name: Average's two other neighbors are named Smith and Wesson.
Phony Psychic: Madame Bovary, in line with her 19th century spiritist gimmick, claims to have supernatural powers, which actually are helps from her assistant Appendix. One episode, however, shows that she is actually very adept in hypnosis.
Matt's father constantly mistakes Manson for a boy, despite her appearance not being boyish or male-looking at all. His reactions to this vary from surprise to unbelief, while she looks increasingly annoyed with the confusion as the series advances.
Another gag is Manson insisting that she has a brother who is a monster, and labelling any particularly creepy monster as her brother. This is brought in one episode, where she happily ends getting a real monster sister by accidentally interfering in a clonation process.
Shock and Awe: Dink has the ability of firing electrical discharges from his horns.
Stealth Hi/Bye: Customarily Manson appears in a ninja-like manner behind people, which usually startles Bruce Average. Her very first apparition in the series sees her sneaking undetected in the Monster Agency van, all while wearing a monster costume.
Summon Bigger Fish: The Average company does this in a gruesome manner to take a large Blob Monster made of mold. After getting trapped by the monster, Matt and Dink just flush their own Blob Monster Mika, who swiftly devours the monster to nothing.